Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City’s Office of
Community Affairs and Human Relations
proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the 2nd Annual
Regional Fair Housing Summit, entitled
One Community, Growing Together: Regional Approaches to Creating
Inclusive Communities on Tuesday, April 30th
at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall.
At the Summit,
Orlando’s Civil Rights hero, Bob Billingslea,
retired Corporate Director
of Urban Affairs for Walt Disney Company, was honored for
responding to the needs of Orlando’s diverse communities for
more than 40 years. Mr. Billingslea
was instrumental in creating the Orlando Human Relations Office and
the Chapter 57 Ordinance. He
was also a leader in establishing single-member district voting in
Nearly 300 people attended
13 fair housing workshops and
the 45th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law.
Orlando also celebrated
the 40th anniversary of the City’s passage of the Chapter
57 Code of the City of Orlando, which was established to eliminate
discrimination and foster affirmative action in our city. For
more information about the Regional Summit, please visit
The mission of the Office of Human
Relations (OHR) is to promote equality of opportunity for the
citizens of Orlando by advocating policies of nondiscrimination and
administering City and Federal laws that prohibit discrimination in
employment, housing and public accommodation
The OHR is an agent of
both the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The office provides the following services:
- Accepts, investigates and
resolves complaints of discrimination, contingent upon the
applicable rules and regulations mandated by Chapter 57 of the Code
of the City and contractual agreements with EEOC and HUD.
- Conducts education and
outreach activities for the public in order to increase citizen
awareness of their rights and the remedies available to them under
existing discrimination laws.
- Conducts training workshops
for employers, housing providers, and individuals/entities involved
in the business of providing access to places of public
Discussions can be general or customized per request, and may
include best practices, the basics of existing laws, new amendments
to existing laws, and, new laws and how they will change your
- Refers citizens to agencies
and organizations as appropriate.